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in·dis·crim·i·nate

 (ĭn′dĭ-skrĭm′ə-nĭt)
adj.
1. Not making or based on careful distinctions; unselective: an indiscriminate shopper; indiscriminate taste in music.
2. Random; haphazard: indiscriminate violence; an indiscriminate assortment of used books for sale.
3. Confused; chaotic: the indiscriminate policies of the previous administration.
4. Unrestrained or wanton; profligate: indiscriminate spending.

in′dis·crim′i·nate·ly adv.
in′dis·crim′i·nate·ness n.
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indiscriminate

(ˌɪndɪˈskrɪmɪnɪt)
adj
1. lacking discrimination or careful choice; random or promiscuous
2. jumbled; confused
ˌindisˈcriminately adv
ˌindisˈcriminateness n
ˌindisˌcrimiˈnation n
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in•dis•crim•i•nate

(ˌɪn dɪˈskrɪm ə nɪt)

adj.
1. not discriminating; lacking in care, judgment, selectivity, etc.
2. not discriminate; haphazard.
3. thrown together; jumbled.
[1590–1600]
in`dis•crim′i•nate•ly, adv.
in`dis•crim′i•nate•ness, in`dis•crim`i•na′tion (-ˈneɪ ʃən) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indiscriminate - failing to make or recognize distinctions
indiscriminating, undiscriminating - not discriminating
2.indiscriminate - not marked by fine distinctions; "indiscriminate reading habits"; "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"
indiscriminating, undiscriminating - not discriminating
general - applying to all or most members of a category or group; "the general public"; "general assistance"; "a general rule"; "in general terms"; "comprehensible to the general reader"
discriminate - marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people"
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indiscriminate

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indiscriminate

adjective
Having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure:
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Translations

indiscriminate

[ˌɪndɪsˈkrɪmɪnɪt] ADJ
1. (= random) [bombing, killing, violence] → indiscriminado
2. (= undiscerning) [person] → falto de discernimiento; [admirer] → ciego
indiscriminate use of pesticidesel uso indiscriminado de pesticidas
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indiscriminate

[ˌɪndɪˈskrɪmɪnət] adj
[killing] → commis(e) au hasard
(= careless) [use] → inconsidéré(e)
(= undiscriminating) [person] → qui manque de discernement
to be indiscriminate → manquer de discernement
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indiscriminate

adjwahllos; spending alsounüberlegt; reading alsokritiklos, unkritisch; mixture alsokunterbunt; choicewillkürlich; reader, shopperkritiklos, unkritisch; tastesunausgeprägt; you shouldn’t be so indiscriminate in the friends you makedu solltest dir deine Freunde etwas sorgfältiger aussuchen; he was completely indiscriminate in whom he punisheder verteilte seine Strafen völlig wahllos or willkürlich
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indiscriminate

[ˌɪndɪsˈkrɪmɪnɪt] adj (killings) → indiscriminato/a; (person) → che non fa distinzioni; (admiration) → cieco/a
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References in classic literature ?
If any one part of their proceedings can be said to deserve less blame than another, it was the singular indiscrimination with which they persecuted, not merely the poor and aged, as in former judicial massacres, but people of all ranks; their own equals, brethren, and wives.